“I gained tremendous experience”

In Vilamoura the Portugal’s Algarve – ended 2nd stage “Gran-At Portugal” in the classes 49er, 49erFX and the Nacra17, which was attended by several Russian crews.

According to the press service of the Sailing school “Krestovsky island”:

On a positive note finished the regatta in the 49er class crew of Konstantin Nosov/Alexander Gaydaenko (Saint Petersburg, Primorsky Krai). In the final 11th race of our sailors finished first in the silver fleet and won the 30-th place among 55 stated of boats.

In the class 49erFX Zoya Novikova and Diana Sabirova (Saint Petersburg, Tolyatti) finished the competition with 8 races on the 24-th position.

– The final day of the regatta also had a strong wind, the girls did not survive physically: turning in two of the three races, says coach Vadim Pusev. But, in General, pleased with the results, as I gained tremendous experience and managed to overtake 11 boats that have “gain” compared to the last regatta. Tired but happy athletes go home for a couple of days of rest, and then until 2 March, will continue in the gym.

Meanwhile, the material part will move to the island of Palma de Mallorca for further training on the water. In Vilamoura we were racing training sail, because the regatta was lead to the palm.

As for Constantine and Alexander, the guys have performed well in the second part of the competition: won second place in the silver fleet, dealt with the weather and without major errors consistently tetroxide in distilled leading group.


In the 49er were also made by the representatives of the Academy sailing of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg, Jan Cech and Ivan Zotov. Here is what was reported by the press service of the Academy:

The race for survival in extreme wind and ocean waves, injuries, breakage of equipment – it was the regatta, which finished in 40th place- frankly, not too outstanding results. In the first phase, held in December, the guys were 19-mi.

Before the regatta held 8-day training camp with guest coach – pole Tomasz Januszewski, the collection was held in light wind conditions, but to race the wind significantly increased.

According to our guys, the final result was affected by an unfortunate coincidence: on the first day of the battens tore the front part of the grotto, then suffered a knee injury at Ivan where he was unable to work normally, clash with an opponent that led to a little damage to the boat… to put it simply, bad luck.

Jan Cech: “Heavy collection, to be honest. Spent a lot of time on the water, under different wind conditions. I am glad that spent many hours on the water in strong wind, especially at the end.

By the beginning of the regatta we were on the water for 8 days, which could not affect the General health. We are not looking for excuses. Let the regatta and training, but we were working at 200%, our form is far from perfect, and there are still many points that have to be improved.

Why as many as 3 false starts? We had the setting from the coach, “Guys, show me what you can go from the start to the leaders.” Showed how can. Left to adjust the sight 🙂 But I’m still very happy.

The first “proper” winter, in the right place, with strong opponents. Regatta such as this and the upcoming Mallorca Training camp, provide super conditions in order to try something new and become better sailors.

Very grateful to the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg and the Academy of sailing for the opportunity to work productively in the winter in warm water with a good coach.

Tomas (Januszewski) we much told, shown, forced some places to look at their technique, so to speak, from a different angle. But testing all this takes time.

I feel that we are determined to grow. We hope that further preparation for the main starts of the season will take place in the same way. Looking forward to the traditional Palma (Cup Princess Sofia – note to E. C.) in March-April.”

The results of the regatta –


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